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Mr. Leo DiMaio, Jr., will be among five recipients of honorary doctorate degrees at the 2015 commencement ceremony. Mr. Leo DiMaio Jr., affectionately known as “Mr. D”, will be receiving a Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa (posthumously). He was the founding Assistant Director of the Talent Development program, later serving as director from 1983-1998. Mr. […]
Talent Development alum Victor Capellan, chairman of the Providence Democratic City Committee, has been named the superintendent of schools in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Victor served as deputy superintendent in Central Falls from 2010 and 2014, will succeed Dr. Fran Gallo, who is set to retire after eight year leading the city’s school department. For more information […]
Talent Development senior, Akintoye Onikoye, showcases wristband to assist Parkinson’s disease development
Talent Development would like to acknowledge Ankintoye Onikoye (also known as Toye), a senior majoring in electrical engineering. Toye, along with fellow engineering students Trevor Bernier and Joseph Tudino were participants in the International Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas. There they showcased TeleTremor, a wristband used to assist […]
Talent Development’s Genesis Santos ’17 is a recent recipient of the Chester H. Kirk Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Ruth and Morton Grossman Endowment Fund, and has future plans to become a nurse practitioner. Genesis, a Providence native, has various roles on campus some of which include orientation leader, a URI 101 mentor, peer educator at the […]
Imagine having a dream where your most desired career is just within your grasp and then you wake up to find yourself already living that dream. Currently, this is 22-year-old, University of Rhode Island senior, Bennett Koffa’s life. As the Woonsocket native finishes up his last few months at URI he is leaving behind a […]
University of Rhode Island senior Luckson Omoaregba of Pawtucket, R.I. has a clear vision for higher education. “Many universities lack a process that molds holistic students. Many students leave college as one-dimensional people who know little beyond what they learned in the classroom,” said Omoaregba, who will graduate from URI May 17. He has been […]
Talent Development’s Zulmy Cortez, president of Multicultural Unity and Student Involvement Council (M.U.S.I.C), and Kevin Pajaro discuss the successful Diversifying Individuals Via Education (D.I.V.E) Conference. The conference hosted 250 attendees to 21 interactive workshops with attendees from various colleges and universities. For more information click here.
Luckson Omoaregba lived in Nigeria until the age of 9. Today, the University of Rhode Island senior remembers children in his native country suffering from illnesses such as malnutrition. It is for that reason he immediately recognized the importance of supporting the #MakeYourGreenCount Challenge. For more information on the #MakeYourGreenCount Challenge, please click here.
Former URI professor of History and Africana Studies, Dr. Peniel Joseph will return to campus to discuss what some label as “Post-Racial America”. In the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, etc. Dr. Joseph will discuss their untimely deaths and race relations within the United States. The event […]
Over a decade ago, University of Rhode Island Black faculty members established the Black Scholar Awards Program. In the University’s history, it was the first and only awards program founded with the primary objective to acknowledge the diverse achievements and contributions of students of African descent. Click the following link for more information on categories, […]
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